Okinawan feminist activist Suzuyo Takazato,  Co-Chair Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, discusses the deadly ecological and social consequences of the massive US military presence on Okinawa. Okinawan Women Act formed exactly 22 years ago, in response to the rape of a 12-year-old girl by three US soldiers. And we speak with San Francisco writer, teacher … Continued


Movement for Black Lives and Palestine Liberation Philip Maldari speaks with Nation writer Dani McClain about how the Movement for Black Lives is making connections with the Palestine liberation movement. Okinawa Says No U.S. Military Base Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced this week that he is suing the local Okinawan government to get land … Continued


UpFront

Up Front with Friday Host Marie Choi – Okinawa, Migrants 911 Calls to Border Patrol – March 27, 2015

Okinawa Governor, Takeshi Onaga announced earlier this week that he is rescinding approvals for the construction of a U.S. air base in Henoko.  He has ordered Japan’s Defense Ministry to stop surveying and construction work on the new air base, putting him at odds with Japanese President Shinzo Abe who has been aggressively pushing for … Continued


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